Six weeks after a man was shot in the chest and left to die on the street in front of his home, Utah police are still searching for his childhood friend and the woman he’d been arguing with just before he died.
West Jordan police believe 23-year-old Jesus Molina shot Dan Zuniga-Guzman, 22, once in the chest after he and 22-year-old Breaaunah Huff dropped Zuniga-Guzman at his home near 6700 South and 4800 West, at about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, Sgt. J.C. Holt said Wednesday.
Zuniga-Guzman had been arguing with Huff during the car ride. Once he got out of the car near his house, Holt said he started fighting with Molina about the argument he’d just had with Huff.
During that argument, Molina allegedly shot Zuniga-Guzman. He collapsed on the street, and Molina and Huff fled the area, Holt said.
A witness reported hearing “some sort of commotion” and cars speeding away from the scene.
Molina and Huff were named persons of interest in the shooting five days after it happened, after police found the car they believe the three were riding in the night of the shooting.
But Holt said Wednesday that both Molina and Huff are suspected of murder, and that warrants for their arrests were issued last week.
Police linked the car — and the suspects — to Zuniga-Guzman’s death after they found beer cans inside the vehicle that matched beer cans at the shooting scene. They also found loose .22-caliber ammunition strewn across the car’s floorboard.
The state medical examiner reported to police that Zuniga-Guzman was shot once with a small-caliber bullet.
Holt said both Molina and Huff who were friends with Zuniga-Guzman, but that the two men had known each from childhood.